Mezzotints

What they lack for in numbers, they make up for in visual strength.  Mezzotints bring grayscales and gentle color modulations like few other techniques in printmaking afford.  It's no wonder the technique has spawned its own sub-culture of collectors.  There aren't many printmakers who have turned to the mezzotint rocker to express themselves, as the small number of works below shows.  But those who have usually don't do so lightly or in vain: softness of tone abounds in each of these prints.

Peter Jogo: Trio

JOGO, Peter

Trio

Mezzotint, 2017.

$350

One of 6 proofs, prior to an intended edition of 40. 4 1/2 x 6 13/16 inches. Signed and titled in pencil.

Peter Jogo: Study for PM II

JOGO, Peter

Study for PM II

Mezzotint, 2018.

$350

Mezzotint. Edition of only 20. 5 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches. Signed and titled in pencil.

Carol Wax: sPIGot

WAX, Carol

sPIGot

Mezzotint, 2020.

$175

Mezzotint, 2020.Edition of 25.3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Signed and titled in pencil.

Carol Wax: The Ill-Tempered Klavier

WAX, Carol

The Ill-Tempered Klavier

Mezzotint, 2015.

$750

Color mezzotint, 2015. Edition of 75.10 x 17 7/8 inches. Signed and titled in pencil.

Michel Estebe: Two Beetles

ESTEBE, Michel

Two Beetles

Mezzotint, 2003.

$350

Deux Coccinelles (original French title)Color mezzotint and drypoint printed on wove paper.Edition of 65.Signed, dated, titled, and numbered in pen...

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Peter Jogo: Paisley Mac (Venetian)

JOGO, Peter

Paisley Mac (Venetian)

Mezzotint, 2018.

$300

Color mezzotint, 2016. Edition of 40.4 3/16 x 5 5/8 inches. Signed and titled in pencil.

Carol Wax: Corkatool

WAX, Carol

Corkatool

Mezzotint, 2016.

$200

Mezzotint and hand coloring. Edition of 50. 6 x 4 inches. Signed in pencil.

Mario Avati: La GRAND MANIERE NOIRE 1

AVATI, Mario

La GRAND MANIERE NOIRE 1

Mezzotint, 1962.

$900

MARIO AVATI (Italian 1921-2009) La GRAND MANIERE NOIRE 1962 (Passeron 335)Mezzotint, signed, titled, dated and numbered Épreuve d’artiste X/X Plate...

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Peter Vilhelm Ilsted: Toadstools (O/S 20)

ILSTED, Peter Vilhelm

Toadstools (O/S 20)

Mezzotint, 1913.

$1,650

14" x 8 ⅜"Mezzotint printed in colorsEdition of 40Signed and numbered in pencil in margin

Laurent Schkolnyk: Grenades

SCHKOLNYK, Laurent

Grenades

Mezzotint, Circa 2003.

$500

Schkolnyk, Laurent – Parisien (born 1953)Color Mezzotint, circa 2003, edition of 80.Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.6 1/4 x 8 1/2This print i...

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Laurent Schkolnyk: Grand Rayon Vert

SCHKOLNYK, Laurent

Grand Rayon Vert

Mezzotint, Circa 2004.

$750

Schkolnyk, Laurent – Parisien (born 1953)Color Mezzotint, circa 2004, edition of 90.Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.6 1/8 x 8 1/2This print i...

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